For 19-year-old Dallas-based lifestyle blogger Sophie McGuire (muchlovesophie.com), keeping her friends and followers inspired is top priority.
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What first sparked the idea to create your own platform? I was looking for a place to draw inspiration from someone my age and realized there was something missing. This sparked me to create my blog for a younger demographic as a place to share positivity through style, travels and life experiences.
Any favorite collaborations— past or present? Working with Nicole Musselman and her amazing brand Shop Koch has taught me so much about designing and producing. We’ve created a cheerful holiday pajama collection, masks during the pandemic as well as a fun Dallas-inspired bandana and two whimsical T-shirt lines that have all sold out. Most recently, fragrance designer Niven Morgan and I created our Much Love Sophie x Niven Morgan rose-scented candle that has sold out twice within minutes. I’ve also loved working with Madison McKinley Designs. Madison and I have done two jewelry collaborations benefiting charities that are close to our hearts. I am so grateful for the amazing leaders who have worked with me over the years!
What do you hope people take away from your content? I hope my followers always leave my blog feeling inspired, joyful and confident in their own personal style! Nothing makes me happier than when I receive a message or note from a follower telling me how a post or outfit helped them feel their best.
What’s a mantra you live by? My personal motto is ‘Shine your light!’